H.R.3486 - Maritime Safety Act of 198398th Congress (1983-1984)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Jones, Walter B. [D-NC-1] (Introduced 06/30/1983)|
|Committees:||House - Merchant Marine and Fisheries | Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 98-525|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/15/1983 Received in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. (All Actions)|
This bill has the status Passed House
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Summary: H.R.3486 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)
(Measure passed House,amended)
Passed House amended (11/15/1983)
Maritime Safety Act of 1983 - Requires a vessel owner, or other specified person, to notify the Secretary of Transportation, at least 30 days (but not more than 60 days) before a certificate of inspection expires, that the vessel will have to be inspected (unless it will not be operated). Authorizes the Secretary to order a vessel without a valid certificate of inspection to proceed to mooring and remain until a certificate is issued, or to take immediate steps necessary for safety.
Increases the criminal penalty amounts for violations of inspection and safety laws. Adds civil penalties.
Establishes requirements for periodic reports to the Coast Guard when a vessel owner or other specified person has reason to believe that such vessel may have been lost or imperiled.
Amends the Revised Statutes of the United States by increasing the per ton liability of certain shipowners.